Needs/Want List

Quelab is a volunteer non-profit organization - member dues pay the bills. That also means that anything & everything in the space was hard won, whether bought with with those dues (anything left after the rent, etc.), donated by members & non-members, or scrounged about! Any assistance appreciated!

Equipment - Large

  • Large volume air compressor
    • Air compressor accessories
      • Nail guns - brad nailer, pin nailer, framing nailer
      • Accessories for compressed air system- black pipe or the like to plumb the building with compressed air
  • SawStop table saw
  • Panel Saw
  • Powder Coating Setup (sprayer, materials) $75
  • Powder Coating Oven (could start with an actual oven) $???
  • small Sandblasting Cabinet $120 - $210
  • Nicer Solder Stations
  • Dust collection system accessories - blast gates, hoses, ground wires, a large cyclone or several small DIY cyclones

Equipment - Small

  • Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
    • Pocket hole screws
    • Pocket hole plugs
  • CO2 Fire Extinguishers (2)
  • Dust mop - the large flat one that the workers use at Wal-mart, but only 2 or 3 feet wide; so much of the space is tiled, this will come in handy.
  • small recycling bins - the blue ones that many offices have by the desk-side trash cans. These would be for the same thing here: so people can drop recycling in the room they are, rather than having to walk multiple rooms away to toss something in the big recycling bins in the Core
  • small trash cans for west end of space
  • decent multimeters
  • A modern ossiloscope

Everyday Supplies

These are the consumables - things that regularly need replenished. We may have plenty on hand, we may not, you might want to check to see what is most needed.

  • Paper Towels
  • Roll towels (for bathroom dispensers - click pic for fullsize shot)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Soda
  • Bottled Water
  • Plastic ware - spoons, forks, knives
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • 4' fluorescent bulbs for the many light fixtures in the space
    • OR LED bulbs or new LED fixtures
  • 13 gallon trash bags

Monthly Intangibles

These are just some examples; feel free to volunteer others!

  • Sponsor Our Utilities for a Month $200
  • Help us weatherize our space $150
  • gas on for 3 months $350
  • Subsidize Insurance Coverage $116
  • Monthly Drinks Kitty $30
  • Grounds Maintenance 3 hours
  • Room Curator 3 hours


  • Sheet foam insulation - to insulate the metal garage door in the warehouse space. Either rigid blue or pink, or even the shiny-one-side stuff. It's a large door, so several sheets will be needed.
  • Shelves - always need shelves, tool shelves, bookshelves, etc.
  • Cameras, RFID, Biometrics
  • Lamps, desktop, Floor based, Clip style.
  • power strips